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Myxopyrum Blume

Protologue: Bijdr.: 683 (1825)

Type species: Myxopyrum nervosum Blume

Synonyms: Chondrospermum, Myospyrum

Distribution: E. Asia

Number of species: 4

Description (from Flora of China): Shrubs scandent. Branchlets 4-angled. Leaves opposite, simple, petiolate; leaf blade entire or serrate, prominently 3-veined, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary panicles, many flowered. Flowers small, bisexual. Calyx 4-lobed. Corolla yellow or pink, urceolate with fleshy tube longer than lobes or campanulate with tube shorter than lobes; lobes 4, valvate in bud. Stamens 2, inserted at base of corolla tube; anthers dehiscing longitudinally. Ovules 2 in each locule, ascending. Stigma subsessile, minute, 2-cleft. Fruit a berry, subglobose. Seeds with fleshy or cuticular endosperm; radicle downward.

Species list

Myxopyrum nervosum Blume
Myxopyrum ovatum Hill
Myxopyrum pierrei Gagnepain
Myxopyrum smilacifolium Blume


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